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BALLOT MEASURES

Proposition 123

This November’s ‘Make Colorado Affordable’ ballot measure, Prop 123, will make housing more affordable for working people without raising taxes by providing down payment assistance for first time homebuyers, lower rent, and building more affordable housing in Colorado Springs and beyond.  Read More

LOCAL NEWS & UPDATES

Surge in home prices making it tough for first-time homebuyers – October 12, 2021

Data shows home prices for Colorado Springs increased 24 percent over the last year. Tatiana Bailey, Director of the UCCS Economic Forum, says there are multiple reasons for the home price surge. Read More

$35M affordable housing project approved for Southeast – August 2, 2021

El Paso County commissioners have approved tax breaks for a 137-unit affordable housing apartment complex in the city’s Southeast. Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority will oversee the project, to be built by the Kansas-based Cohen-Esrey Development Group. Read More

Colorado Springs receives $111M for housing needs; City Council looks to do more -July 12, 2021

The Colorado Springs City Council critiqued how the city staff proposed spending $76 million in federal coronavirus relief aid on Monday, calling for more funding for affordable housing, but largely supported many ideas to fund infrastructure and economic development. Read More

Soaring Lumber and Material Costs Cause Sticker Shock -April 25, 2021

Soaring lumber and material costs are causing sticker shock for Colorado Springs homeowners, builders, and contractors. Read More

Proposal for affordable housing, downtown Colorado Springs – April 21, 2021

“The opportunity to be in a house, that is affordable, in a beautiful city like Colorado Springs? I think that’s a step in the right direction,” said Kiran Pandit, neighbor. Read More

Colorado Springs is not Aspen: New ‘workforce housing fund’ – March 16, 2021

To ward off Colorado Springs becoming like Aspen or Vail — where ski industry employees often can’t afford to live in the community where they work — the Pikes Peak region’s first “workforce housing fund” has been created. Read More

New affordable housing coming to Colorado Springs – February 23, 2021

On Tuesday, City Council approved a private activity bond for a 200-unit apartment complex on East Fountain and North Academy Loop. Read More


Steadily rising home prices raise concern among Colorado Springs city leaders – February 23, 2021

The City Council this week expressed concern that steadily-rising home prices are starting to discourage some employers — and maybe even some families — from moving here. Read More

Affordable Housing shows no impact on property values – February 9, 2021

As Colorado Springs City Council members Tuesday consider approving the spending plan for incoming federal Housing and Urban Development funding, a new map shows property values have not decreased in any city neighborhood because of affordable housing projects. Read More

Home shortage continues to frustrate Colorado Springs buyers – January 11, 2021

With so few homes for sale, many frustrated buyers spend weeks and even months looking for properties. Read More

STATE NEWS & UPDATES

Colorado Springs working to combat affordable housing shortage – January 20, 2021

The lack of affordable housing in the Colorado Springs region has been well-documented as the area continues to see record growth. City leaders and community leaders say they are well aware, and taking action. Read more

federal news & updates

HUD Renews Funding for Thousands of Local Homeless Programs – January 29, 2021

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. Read more